SOURCE: HELP Equipment Planning

March 25, 2008 08:00 ET

HELP Equipment Planning Expands Integrated Technology Services

Company Acquires Equity Stake in Technology Partner

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - HELP Equipment Planning, a leading provider of medical equipment project management services for healthcare development projects, announced today that it has acquired an equity position in Healthcare Integrated Technologies (HIT).

"In today's complex healthcare environment it is imperative that early in the planning and development of facilities a great deal of attention be given to the integration of all facility systems and major medical equipment," said Larry Hampton, CEO of HELP Equipment Planning. "The demands on facilities to provide better medical safety, have access to information, keep it secure and have technology that delivers more efficient patient care is critical to the operational success of new facilities."

The Integrated Technology services and products provided through HELP by HIT include PACS, telemetry, integrated health information systems, ER systems and Electronic Medical Records, along with a wide range of low-voltage systems.

"Integrated Technology in healthcare means everything from how a sterilizer is installed and serviced, to the networking of computers, the functioning of nurse call systems and the reliability of nurse call systems. Integrated Technology touches virtually every aspect of your facility," stated John Clark, President of HIT.

All of these services are available either as part of the HELP services or on a stand-alone basis. For a complete list of Integrated Technology services delivered by HELP Equipment Planning and its technology partner, HIT, visit the company's web site at www.helpequipmentplanning.com.

About HELP Equipment Planning

HELP Equipment Planning has successfully completed the equipment project management services on more healthcare development projects -- over 1,200 to date, ranging from ambulatory surgery centers to acute care hospitals -- than any other firm in the nation. The services provided by its experienced project management staff, utilizing its outstanding planning system (HELPro©), include budgeting, programming, planning, integrated technology, procurement, installation, relocation and evaluation of medical equipment.